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BBC Business News
- VIDEO: Bank of America's record $16.7bn fine
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:47:04 GMT
Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold.
- VIDEO: The rise of the water meter
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:37:23 GMT
By next spring, 50% of all homes will have a water meter because of compulsory water metering.
- Dollar store rejects rival $9.7bn bid
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:01 GMT
Family Dollar, the US-based discount store at the centre of a bidding war, rejects rival Dollar General's proposal to buy it in a deal worth about $9.7bn (£5.8bn).
- Bank to appeal 'double bill' ruling
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:47:38 GMT
Bank of Scotland says it will appeal a Belfast High Court judgement that ruled it had unfairly double billed customers who fell behind on their mortgages.
- Folk singer Jean Redpath has died
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:51:30 GMT
The Scottish singer and champion of folk music Jean Redpath dies at the age of 77 in an Arizona hospice.
- Rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:41:36 GMT
Veteran human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, who was among the first to relieve Nazi concentration camp victims in 1945, dies.
- 'Choking' death response examined
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:38:42 GMT
The ambulance service is investigating its response to a six-year-old girl believed to have choked to death while on holiday in Gwynedd.
- Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:38:21 GMT
Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says.